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Bradley J Saunders


Lead Crew Pilot



  • Robert Linard

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Alson Petty

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Rohrssen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew first mission to Misburg, Germany on August 24, 1944 A/C was B-24J named 'Parsons Chariot' - Lost two engines over target and third on final approach landing at Attlebridge. AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Theodore Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Tomlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Walker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 709

    10 November 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 847

    25 February 1945
    "The Aerial Sledgehammer fashioned by bombers of the 8th and 15th Air Forces and the RAF fell on German communications and fuel supplies for the forth day in a row yesterday as 1,150 Fortresses and Liberators of the 8th hit railyards, airfields, an oil...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Lived in La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA 1942

1061 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA


Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 04:07:26 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

466th BG Formation Plan 19 October 1944 - NARA

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2016 02:26:08 466thHistorian Changes to person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 16:53:27 466thHistorian Changes to nickname

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 16:52:58 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:45 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom and Brassfield, page 350